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The Supremes

The Supremes were the top Motown act of the 1960s. They began in Detroit as a backup group known as The Primettes, the sister act to The Primes (who, with members of The Distants, would later form The Temptations). The Primettes founding members were Diana Ross, Florence Ballard (June 30, 1943 - February 22, 1976), Mary Wilson, and Betty McGlown. In 1960, Barbara Martin replaced Betty McGlown, and in 1961, the group signed up with Motown as The Supremes.

In 1962, The Supremes debuted nationally with "Your Heart Belongs To Me," which was followed by a very long string of hits on both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts through 1977. The group's fame really took off in 1964 with the smash hit, "Where Did Our Love Go." This song was soon followed by a long string of other chart-toppers that included "Baby Love" (1964), "Come See About Me" (1964), "Stop! In The Name Of Love" (1965), "Back In My Arms Again" (1965), "I Hear A Symphony" (1965), "You Can't Hurry Love" (1966), "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (1966), "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" (1967), "The Happening" (1967), "Love Child" (1968), and "Someday We'll Be Together" (1969).

Over the years, The Supremes had a number of key personnel changes. In 1962, Barbara Martin left the group, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio. In 1967, Cindy Birdsong joined the group (renamed Diana Ross & the Supremes), replacing Florence Ballard. In 1970, lead singer Diana Ross left to pursue a highly successful solo career, and was replaced by Jean Terrell. Several other group member changes followed thereafter, and in 1977, The Supremes finally disbanded.

The Supremes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. They have also received numerous other honors and accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk in 1994 and an induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Diana Ross And The Supremes And The Temptations

  • I'll Try Something New     1969
    (This song was previously a hit for the Miracles (1962) and later also became a hit for Taste Of Honey (1982).)

  • I'm Gonna Make You Love Me     1968
    (This song was previously a hit for Dee Dee Warwick (1966) and Madeline Bell (1968).)

Diana Ross And The Supremes

The Supremes

  • Automatically Sunshine     1972

  • Baby Love     1964
    (This song, which topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts, is listed in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.)

  • Back In My Arms Again     1965
    (This song topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts and later also became a hit for Genya Ravan (1978).)

  • A Breath Taking Guy     1963

  • Come See About Me     1964
    (This song, which topped the charts, also became a hit for Nella Dodds (1964) and Jr. Walker & the All Stars (1968).)

  • Everybody's Got The Right To Love     1970

  • The Happening     1967
    (This song, which topped the charts, also became a hit for Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1967, instrumental version). "The Happening" is the title theme for the 1967 movie.)

  • I Hear A Symphony     1965
    (This song topped the charts.)

  • Let Me Go The Right Way     1962

  • Love Is Here And Now You're Gone     1967
    (This breakup song, which topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts, includes a short spoken passage by Diana Ross.)

  • Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart     1966

  • My World Is Empty Without You     1966
    (This song later also became a hit for Jose Feliciano (1969).)

  • Nathan Jones     1971

  • Nothing But Heartaches     1965

  • Run, Run, Run     1964

  • Stoned Love     1970

  • Stop! In The Name Of Love     1965
    (This song topped the charts and later also became a hit for Margie Joseph (1971) and the Hollies (1983). "Stop! In The Name Of Love" is included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.)

  • Up The Ladder To The Roof     1970

  • When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes     1963

  • Where Did Our Love Go     1964
    (This upbeat song, which topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts, is included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. "Where Did Our Love Go" later also became a hit for Donnie Elbert (1971) and the J. Geils Band (1976).)

  • You Can't Hurry Love     1966
    (This song topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts and later also became a hit for Phil Collins (1983). "You Can't Hurry Love" is included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.)

  • You Keep Me Hangin' On     1966
    (This song, which topped both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts, is included in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" later also became a hit for Vanilla Fudge (1967, 1968), Wilson Pickett (1969), and Jackie DeShannon (1970, as a medley), and it also topped the charts for Kim Wilde in 1987.)

  • Your Heart Belongs To Me     1962

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